A new study found that coal ash produced from three major U.S. coal-producing basins contains highly radioactive contaminants.
Researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso studied fourth and fifth grade children to see how air pollution affected their school work. Even after accounting for other possible contributors, they found that children exposed to higher concentrations had lower GPAs.
Man-made pollution is an issue that plagues modern-day society, and apparently it affected ancient humans as well, as evidenced by newly discovered fossil teeth in Israel, a new study shows.
You might think that only high levels of air pollution above the EPA standard are dangerous, but new research shows that even low-level air pollution poses a risk to the human population, and is linked to death.
Fine particulate air pollution may be linked to an increased risk of developing childhood autism, according to a new study.
It's no secret that fracking has been associated with earthquakes, contaminated groundwater and increasing levels of toxic radon, but now researchers are adding air quality and human health to the list.
Though it is well known that air pollution raises the risk of stroke, now new research suggests that long-term exposure can even cause damage to brain structures and impair cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults.
It is widely known that automobiles contribute a great deal to air pollution, and it turns out red lights in particular are air pollution hotspots, exposing you to nanoparticles that contribute to respiratory and heart diseases, new research says.
Man-made air pollution is a global phenomenon that we are currently dealing with today, but this has long been an issue, starting way back when with the Incas.
As part of China's "war on air pollution" launched in 2014, the country's government has revealed that only eight of its 74 largest cities have passed their own air quality standards. As a result, the government has reaffirmed their pledge to take action to improve air quality.
Beijing and Delhi are two cities infamous for their thick and dangerous waves of tainted air - dirtied by smog, ash, and other aerosols. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, this pollution doesn't just sit still. NASA has recently released a stunning video that shows how Asian pollution is changing weather and climate around the globe.
It should come as no surprise that if an expecting mother breathes air of poor quality, her child might suffer for it. Lung development trouble, premature births, and other complications have all been associated with severe air pollution. However, a new study has now linked air pollution with autism as well.
Air pollution kills more than 100,000 people per year, so by driving cars that run on electricity rather than gasoline we could potentially save lives, according to a new study. In fact, using this renewable energy could reduce air pollution-related deaths by a staggering 70 percent.
Sorry Bay Area residents. Gathering around the fireplace after a traditional turkey dinner may have sounded like a good idea, but the California Air District regulators won't be having it. A Winter Spare the Air Alert is in effect for this Thursday, meaning that it will be illegal to burn wood.
New images from NASA's Aqua satellite stunningly illustrate the air quality problems that an increasingly industrialized China faces. Interestingly, the latest of these images shows that agricultural practices, not just industry, heavily contribute to the smog and haze that is literally choking the county's citizens.